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Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦 (じゅじゅつかいせん) Jujutsu Kaisen?) is a manga written and illustrated by Akutami Gege and is published in Weekly Shonen Jump. The first chapter was published on March 5, 2018 in issue 14 of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Author

Main Article: Gege Akutami

Gege Akutami ( (あくた) () () () Akutami Gege?) is a Japanese manga artist and the author of Jujutsu Kaisen.

In 2018, Gege Akutami started their first full serialization with Jujutsu Kaisen in issue 14 of Weekly Shonen Jump. Jujutsu Kaisen serves as the follow-up series to Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School.

History

A prequel series titled Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical School started on April 28th, 2017 in the Jump GIGA 2017 vol.1 issue. The series was meant to be a short series and continued for four chapters and concluded in the 2017 vol.4 issue.

On March 5th, 2018, in the 2018-14 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, the serialization of Jujutsu Kaisen started, acting as an sequel to the previous short series, featuring new main characters. In December 2018, along with the release of the series 3rd volume, an additional volume was released labelled as 0th volume and containing the 4-chapter prequel series.

Plot

Main article: Story Arcs

Yuji Itadori is a genius at track and field. But he has zero interest running around in circles, he's happy as a clam in the Occult Research Club. Although he's only in the club for kicks, things get serious when a real spirit shows up at school!

When his grandfather is on his deathbed, Yuji makes a promise to him; that he will do kind deeds so that he dies surrounded by loved ones, unlike his grandfather.

However, Yuji's life takes a sudden turn as he meets Megumi Fushiguro; a shaman who tries to retrieve a cursed object. When Yuji's friends open the cursed object that they found, things go south as the cursed spirits that it spawned start roaming in school. As Fushiguro and Yuji are almost defeated by one of the spirits, Yuji then swallows the cursed object and gains its power. As a result, Yuji becomes cursed by the object and gets dragged into Fushiguro's thrilling world of shamans and cursed spirits.

Characters

Main Article: List of Characters

Volumes

Main article: Chapters and Volumes

Reception

By November 2019, the series had over 2.5 million copies in print worldwide.[1] As of May 20th, 2020 the series has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.[2]

Anime Adaptation

Main Article: Jujutsu Kaisen (Anime)

The Jujutsu Kaisen anime adaptation was announced in the 52nd issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, on November 25th, 2019. It is being animated by Studio MAPPA and will be released in October 2020.

External Links

References

  1. https://eiga.com/news/20191126/12/
  2. https://www.animatetimes.com/news/details.php?id=1589943958
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